We Come Together

A month after I was divorced from my wife of almost 22 years, I was visiting with friends in Houston and we were at a very cool farm-to-table restaurant and the waitress came by and I saw the tattoo on her forearm: “In the end, everything will be ok. If it’s not OK, it’s not […]

 Spring – Rebecca Kaye Ah, Spring. The time of year when nature is bursting with energy and growth and disgusting yellow-green goo that turns up everywhere. It’s a perfect metaphor for our smallest congregants, from birth to graduation. We call them munchkins, children, whipper-snappers, tweens, grasshoppers, teenyboppers, and youth. This morning, consider a different term […]

Turning Loneliness Around Rev. Anthony Makar July 24, 2016   Several years ago, writer Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker shared the story of his four-year-old daughter’s imaginary friend. A very concerning story, because this was no usual childhood playmate who shares toys and dutifully takes orders. This childhood playmate, with the name of […]

The Importance of Authenticity in Relationship I dwell. I dwell on past events. I dwell on past conversations. I dwell on friends lost and gained. Mostly though, I dwell on how I wish I had acted, on what I wish I had said, how I wish I had responded. For today, my thoughts turn […]